Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his reflective processes, and incomprehensibly to himself, all his progress should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition. Alas, the artist who waits in ambush there, watching, detaining them, will find them transformed like the beautiful gold in the fairy tale which cannot remain gold because some small detail was not taken care of.Rate it:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

Rainer Maria Rilke

German poet (born in Austria) whose imagery and mystic lyricism influenced 20th-century German literature (1875-1926)

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